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Direct Payment Strategy Involvement and Coproduction

What does the future of Direct Payments in Sheffield look like?

Direct payments are paid by the council to a person to cover the costs of their social care and support. They offer flexibility and choice in the way that support is arranged.

Over the past year Disability Sheffield and Sheffield City Council have been working with people who have experience of social care to ensure that their views, knowledge, and insights about direct payments are used to help develop good support and ways of working for people using direct payments.

Earlier in the year we carried out a survey and talked to people who have experience of social care. We presented the information we collected to Sheffield City Council and this is being used to help shape the future of direct payment support in Sheffield.

You can download a copy of the report here
You can download an infographic summary of the report here
You can download an infographic six month progress update here

We are still looking for people to get involved in the project board and other activities as part of this strategic review.

If you have something say or share, or want further updates about this project please contact Emily or Stephen at Disability Sheffield;

Email: admin@disabilitysheffield.org.uk

Text/Phone: 07541937169 / 07951050153

  • Race, Disability and Self-Directed Support in Sheffield

    The findings of a workshop held last November looking at Race, Disability and Self-Directed Support in Sheffield have just been published.

    Bringing together work from SACMHA, Health Watch Sheffield, Speak Up, Think Local Act Personal and Disability Sheffield, the report highlights the specific experiences and recommendations from each group as well as views and concerns shared by them all.

    A key concern recognised that services are typically focussed on single issues like race or disability or other characteristics, rather than disabled people from black, asian and minority ethnic communities in Sheffield.

    Next steps include work promoting self-directed support, creating a cultural competency resource, improving community organisation joint working, increasing the self-directed support infrastructure and developing the personal assistant (PAs) workforce.

    For the report overview, including links to the contributions from each organisation click here


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